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Display showcases 20th century entertainment in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 16:38 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:38 17 February 2017

Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft.

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Display showcases 20th century entertainment in Lowestoft

Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft.
A poster advertising a Rolling Stones concert.Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft. A poster advertising a Rolling Stones concert.

From the Rolling Stones during the 1960s to Showaddywaddy this month, there has always been something to amuse audiences in Lowestoft.

To celebrate the town’s long history of entertainment, Suffolk Record Office has put together a special exhibition. The display includes ephemera relating to 20th and 21st century music, theatre, comedy and cinema. Also on display is an original version of The Farce of Sodom - an erotic play published anonymously in 1694. The copy held at the record office appears to be the earliest of only ten surviving handwritten copies.

Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft.
A poster advertising Dick Whittington.Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft. A poster advertising Dick Whittington.

Search room assistant Neil Coles, who put the display together with his colleague Linda Buckmaster, said: “A lot of entertainment went on here. As a newcomer to the area there still appears to be quite a bit as well.”

The record office, in Lowestoft Central Library, Clapham Road South, is open 9.30am to 4.30pm and closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft.
A poster advertising a pop concert at Sparrows Nest.Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft. A poster advertising a pop concert at Sparrows Nest.

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